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2013 Massey Medals

  • May 31, 2013
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This past April, David Ley, head of the department of geography at Vancouver’s University of British Columbia, was selected as the recipient of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2013 Massey Medal, in recognition of his outstanding career achievements. Ley has contributed much to the study of human geography during his 40-year career and is considered a leader in his field. Among his many accomplishments, in 1996 Ley was the founding director of the Vancouver Metropolis Centre of Excellence, which now publishes its own journal, the Journal of International Migration and Integration. Meanwhile, last year’s Massey Medal winner, Graeme Wynn, one of Canada’s leading geographical historians, will be presented with his award by Governor General David Johnston in Vancouver this summer.

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